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Mastering Kali Linux Wireless Pentesting

By : Brian Sak, Jilumudi Raghu Ram
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Mastering Kali Linux Wireless Pentesting

By: Brian Sak, Jilumudi Raghu Ram

Overview of this book

Kali Linux is a Debian-based Linux distribution designed for digital forensics and penetration testing. It gives access to a large collection of security-related tools for professional security testing - some of the major ones being Nmap, Aircrack-ng, Wireshark, and Metasploit. This book will take you on a journey where you will learn to master advanced tools and techniques to conduct wireless penetration testing with Kali Linux. You will begin by gaining an understanding of setting up and optimizing your penetration testing environment for wireless assessments. Then, the book will take you through a typical assessment from reconnaissance, information gathering, and scanning the network through exploitation and data extraction from your target. You will get to know various ways to compromise the wireless network using browser exploits, vulnerabilities in firmware, web-based attacks, client-side exploits, and many other hacking methods. You will also discover how to crack wireless networks with speed, perform man-in-the-middle and DOS attacks, and use Raspberry Pi and Android to expand your assessment methodology. By the end of this book, you will have mastered using Kali Linux for wireless security assessments and become a more effective penetration tester and consultant.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Mastering Kali Linux Wireless Pentesting
About the Authors
About the Reviewer

Attacking UPnP

Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) technology enables next-generation devices to communicate among themselves, and benefit from one another's services automatically without any user intervention. It allows a device to join the network, convey its capabilities to other devices on the network, and benefit from the capabilities of other devices on the network. UPnP makes life easier in the networking world, where the devices automatically make decisions to enhance the user experience and accomplish the task without any user intervention. For example, UPnP clients on your network can auto-detect UPnP media servers on the network, and can browse and stream media from them.

We will now look at a typical UPnP workflow:

  1. Initially, UPnP device joins the network and gets an IP address.

  2. Then, it searches for other UPnP devices on the network or notifies its presence to others.

  3. Once discovered, the UPnP-enabled devices will exchange details of other services to be offered and their capabilities...